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Boys ‘kick butt’ at club

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Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2014 10:30 am

Members of the Flushing Boys Club signed a petition last week during Kick Butt Day to proclaim their opposition to smoking and tobacco in general.

The Queens Smoke-Free Partnership alerted the community about what is now a known cause of youth smoking — tobacco marketing in stores. Communities that allow the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products near schools have higher rates of youth tobacco use than communities that have tobacco-free zones.

“Smoking kills, and we’ve got to protect kids from the cause,” said Gregory Fleury, teen drector at the Boys Club of NY Abbe Clubhouse in Flushing.

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